December 21, 2015 – Newark, OH—Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) held a pinning ceremony to honor graduates of the Practical Nursing one-year certificate. The following graduates received pins on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at COTC's Montgomery Hall at the Coshocton campus.*
Kay E. Bowman, West Lafayette
Michelle M. Bussard, West Lafayette
Chelsea R. Hinkens, Mount Vernon
Caroline A. Hottinger, Coshocton
Kendyll A. Johnson, Millersburg
Nicholia C. Kaufman, Fresno
Patricia A. Stull, Newcomerstown
*Only graduates who have granted COTC permission to release their names to the public are listed.
The pinning ceremony is a long-held tradition marking the passage of student to the ranks of professional nursing. The ceremony originated in the 1860s at London's Nightingale School of Nursing. Florence Nightingale, who had recently been awarded the Red Cross of St. George for her selfless service to the injured and dying in the Crimean War, chose to extend this honor to outstanding nursing graduates by presenting each of them with a medal for excellence.
Central Ohio Technical College is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.